2nd January, 2022
By Lucy Osuizigbo-Okechukwu
Shops and goods worth millions of naira were destroyed by fire in Okpuno Egbu Market, Umudim, in Nnewi Local Government Area of Anambra on Saturday night.
Mr Martin Agbili, state Director of the Fire Service confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Sunday, in Awka.
The cause of the fire was yet unknown as no trace to the cause was detected at the time firemen arrived.
According to him, no life was lost in the inferno but many shops were affected.
“We received the distress call at about 10:25.p.m. Our fire truck and firefighters at Nnewi were deployed immediately to the scene to fight the fire.
“Fire trucks and firefighters were also deployed from Awka to Nnewi for assistance. The cause of the fire outbreak is unknown but it will be ascertained after investigation.
“We were able to control the fire from spreading to other parts of the market, ” he said.